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The Female Body

Inside And Outside, 1st Edition

Edited by Ingrid Moeslein-Teising, Frances Thomson-Salo


304 pages

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This book gathers together a number of cutting edge contributions about the female body, inside and out, from a large group of psychoanalysts who are at the forefront of new thinking about issues of femininity, the female body, sex and gender. It explores the female body in art, in pregnancy and motherhood, in sexuality and in the life-cycle, and f

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword -- Introduction -- The Female Body in Art -- The female body in Western art: adoration, attraction and horror -- How deep is the skin? Surface and depth in Lucian Freud's female nudes -- Alberto Giacometti's Caress/Despite the Hands: Developing and vanished life as a reversible figure-nucleus of an adequate expression of the struggle for the acknowledgment of space and time? -- Pregnancy and Motherhood -- The female cauldron: reproductive body schemata fore-grounded by infertility -- The Medea Fantasy: An evitable burden during prenatal diagnostics? Psychoanalysis, gender and medicine in dialogue -- Inside the mother's womb: the Mother-Embryo-Dialogue -- The Body as a Scene of Crime -- The female body as cultural playground -- Wetlands (Feuchtgebiete)-or: rage, body and hysteria -- Vicissitudes of female revenge -- Sexuality and the Female Body in the Life Cycle -- Female sexuality beyond gender dichotomy -- Change and renewal in a woman's life -- Menopause dreams -- Afterword

About the Editors

Ingrid Moeslein-Teising is a psychoanalyst of the German Psychoanalytical Association (DPV/IPA), group analyst (DAGG), a doctor in psychosomatic medicine working in private practice, and a senior consultant in an inpatient psychosomatic clinic (Klinik am Hainberg, Bad Hersfeld). She teaches at the Alexander-Mitscherlich-Institute, Kassel. Her scientific interests, publications and presentations focus on the woman in psychoanalysis - her sexuality, her body, her history. She is a committee member of the IPA Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis (COWAP). Frances Thomson Salo trained with the British Society as a child and adult psychoanalyst, is a Training analyst and past President of the Australian Psychoanalytical Society, Chair of the International Psychoanalytical Association Committee of Women in Psychoanalysis, an editorial board member of the 'International Journal of Psychoanalysis', a consultant infant mental health clinician at the Royal Women's Hospital and child psychotherapist at the Royal Children's Hospital, an Honorary Fellow of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, an Associate Professor on the faculty of the University of Melbourne Graduate Diploma for Infant and Parent Mental Health, and has published on child and infant-parent psychotherapy.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health